Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Paris, France:

I am going to Paris on Thursday night and I am quite excited. Which is an understatement. It has been dreary, gray and slightly chilly here in the Netherlands since about Saturday. So far spring 2011 has been stupendously pleasant. However I have heard that this pleasantness will give way to a wet late-summer. Free-spirited Sara lives in Paris (and her apartment is about 300 meters from the Eiffel Tower, too!). Not that I need to go back to the top of that or anything. But the point is, she lives smack in the heart of the city. This past weekend I can't say that I did much of anything. I watched a lot of TED talks, read my book on the (somewhat sunny terrace), and ate too many cookies and too much ice cream. And, since skinny is always in, in Paris, yesterday I went running (as there had been about a week of not running). Running always tends to release intense amounts of endorphins, which I always enjoy. A natural high you could say. Yesterday, I went running past IJburg on the–Diemerzeedijk–the sunset was beautiful. There is so much to learn, experience, see and create. And from Thursday to Monday, I'll be doing just that against one of the most beautiful urban backdrops: Paris